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Test Scores Go Up When Learning Is Combined With Fitness

Exercising every school day for 40 minutes in a regimen that includes flexing a few mental muscles increased test scores in elementary school students. Credit: Getty Images In one class, you run mathematical equations. In the next, you...Study blurs the line between physical educaton and other classes.

ParentDish's 20 Top Educational Toys for Gradeschoolers

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The kids grow up so fast, don't they? Seems like only yesterday they were in diapers, and now here they are, starting second grade. Time to clean out the play room to make space for s...
Kids outgrowing their old playthings? Time to clean out the play room to make space for some new and more educational toys.

Don't Raise Your Hands; You Might Learn More

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Show of hands. How many of you think you got a good education? Put your hands down. It was a trick question. Truth be told, you might have a better education if you weren't always raising your hand. A cla...

Help Kids Learn by Turning Science Into Magic

I'll confess this without blushing: I'm an artsy mom. Ask me what a poem means and I'm like a dog with a bone. But when it comes to answering those big, science-related questions that all kids ask - Why is the moon out during the day? Why do dogs lik...

Is Your Child Ready for Theatre School?

Performance comes naturally to children. Think: tantrum at the grocery store. Think: pantomime of disgust when supper fails to please. Think: playing dress-up and pretend. And while not every child is interested in taking his flair for the dramatic t...

How to Inspire a Love of Music in Children

Cabin Fever wants to know: how do you inspire musical genius in children? Okay, we'll settle for deep appreciation and enjoyment. And a pain-free way to manage piano practice. So, we talked to an expert. Nicole Dueck writes and performs music for ch...

The Goddard School: Encouraging Development In a Nurturing Environment

The Goddard School is a preschool franchise with locations in 37 states across America. The first Goddard School opened in 1986 in Malvern, Penn., as the Goddard Early Learning Center. Two years later, Anthony A. Martino formed Carousel Systems with ...

Montessori Preschool

Each Montessori preschool employs the teaching methods originated by Maria Montessori in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Montessori educational philosophy is based on the idea that children develop and think differently than...

Chinese New Year - Activities for You and Your Child

Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year kicks off tonight, a New Year's Eve of sorts that the Chinese call Chuxi, or "Year-Pass Eve." This important traditional Chinese holiday, which officially starts tomorrow, will la...

Girls More Tech-Savvy Than Boys

Moms are the most tech-savvy people in the family, and more than 94 percent of girls have used a laptop or computer, compared to 88 percent of boys, according to a new British survey. The poll included more than 4,000 children ages six to 14 and a...

It's official - Teens are getting dumber

We all know that teenagers are stupid. Rather, they act stupid. Having been teens ourselves and now being adult enough to be able to reflect back, most of us agree that at one time or another, most teens are, well, dumb. Pregnancy pacts, virginity ...

Is homeschooling right for your family?

I read an article on babble from a mother who decided, along with her husband, to not send her child to kindergarten this fall. Instead the couple are planning on home-schooling their son, along with a group of other New York City-based parents wi...

Hands off my wooden peg puzzle!

At our local library, Wito can't get enough of the wooden peg puzzles set out for the visiting children. Of course, he's still in the pull-the-pieces-out-and-drop-on-the-floor phase, which leaves me cleaning up his long and winding puzzle trail aroun...

It's official: toddlers are smarter than apes

Obviously grown-up humans are smarter than our evolutionary ancestors, but what about our kids? Researchers were curious, apparently, and felt compelled to find the answer to that very question. So they conducted an experiment in which food or a toy ...

What makes a kid successful in school?

While parents all over may breathing a sigh of relief over the approaching first day of school, some will find themselves worried about how their child will do in class this year. Ellie is starting at a new school that will be very different from the...

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